Council of Entrepreneurs and Operators


We understand the companies we invest in might not have the resources, experience, capabilities or time to efficiently execute a growth initiative. That’s where the Council of Entrepreneurs and Operators comes in. This council of proven, tenured executives enhances our portfolio companies’ business and growth plans. They do so by sharing their wealth of experience, knowledge and operational resources.

Andy Boyd

Director at Focus4media


Currently a Director at focus4media, Mr. Boyd assists the portfolio companies with executing their sales strategy and improving their sales operations.

Bob Boyd

Director at focus4media


Mr. Boyd works with portfolio companies to develop and maximize revenue streams, create robust sales organizations and focus on developing talent.

Michael Gallo

President of Michael Gallo & Associates


Mr. Gallo assists in networking with proven executives and advising on investment decisions.

Steven M. Julius, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer of The Human Resource Consulting Group


Dr. Julius advises senior executives from Driehaus Private Equity’s portfolio companies on matters related to alignment and execution, including strategy, leadership, cross company collaboration and talent.

Howard Vincent Kelly

Senior Executive


Mr. Kelly assists in analyzing investment opportunities and working with portfolio investments as an operator and board member.

Marc Knez, Ph.D.

Investment Consultant


Dr. Knez collaborates with Driehaus Private Equity in assessing the growth strategy of potential portfolio investments. He also assists in the development of Portfolio Company growth strategies.

Anil Shah

Principal and CEO of ARS Consulting Company


Mr. Shah assists in analyzing investment opportunities and working with portfolio investments as an operator and board member.

Fred Tannenbaum

Managing Partner at Gould & Ratner LLP


As a member of the Council of Entrepreneurs and Operators, Mr. Tannenbaum contributes his legal experiences in business with common sense and practical business judgment.

Steve Thompson

Director of GrowthPlay and EDP


Mr. Thompson collaborates with portfolio companies to maximize growth through human capital support and expertise. He is currently a Director of GrowthPlay and EDP.

Hiroshi Uchida, Ph.D.

Council Member


Dr. Uchida works with Driehaus Private Equity portfolio companies to create a foundation for sustainable performance by solving complex business issues, driving strategic redirection and step changing operational performances.

Craig Wortmann

Director at Innovative Health


Mr. Wortmann advises portfolio companies in determining a go-to-market strategy, creating a detailed sales plan, building the necessary team and selling tools, and measuring results.